If You Want to Be a Poet

Let the words transcribe you

Carolyn Riker
Scribe

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Photo by freestocks on Unsplash

If you want to be a poet
be prepared for an adventure
it might begin with a faint nudge
from a well inside
a tap, tap, tap
like rain or snow
or the cocoon of fog
gracing a window.
It’s a knowing you can’t hide.

It might begin with an avalanche
of pain and tears and all the aches
from far and near
and, yet you’ve kept it quiet…
until now.

Several will say it’s your calling
but I say it’s a stirring spell
more like drinking a potion
where love and hope,
angst and pain
and somehow
the sea and gravity
are mixed in
with the stars and the moon.

Nature will be your guide,
and emotions will serve as a teacher.
Your experiences and way of being
will transcribe the poetry for you.

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Carolyn Riker
Scribe

Carolyn's latest book, The Colors I Hear, is now available!